One Downfall about the Blue Sky

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One Downfall about the Blue Sky

Postby ivotedale » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:39 pm

Long story short- I made hotel reservations for Vegas for Christmas, but plans fell through and needed to cancel the reservation yesterday. About three weeks ago, I applied my $100 statement credit via Blue Sky points, and was all good. However, since canceling, I went to the online chat via Amex to see if I could get back my Blue Sky points due to the cancellation/refund, and was told I couldn't.

There goes the $7500 in spending for the $100 credit, gone for no reason :mad:

I know this isn't an insanely special card, but certainly a step up from the 1% cashback cards. From this experience though, I might shift gears over to the Blue Cash, where at least it's $=$, but being I don't shop at merchant labeled grocery stores, or use a car much for that matter, it'll just be another 1% cashback card.

Although cards that utilize MR pts have annual fees (sans the Blue) it's certainly easier in my experience to regain/retain MR pts, even with transactions/statement credits flying left and right- I'm considering going back to the Zync, although MRE pts are < 1%.

The biggest bummer is not going to Vegas after all, though.
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Postby djrez4 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:47 pm

You still got the $100. It was applied to your statement and you got a full refund on the hotel, right?
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Postby ivotedale » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:51 pm

Now that you put it like that; I'm an idiot haha. Must be the beers tonight.

The refund is still in the process; I think it takes about a week or so to be credited back.
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Postby daniel2304 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:01 am

The rate of reward on Blue sky is actually pretty good, about 1.33 (because for 7,500 points you get $100). My experience is that I'll wait to apply it after the trip. You can also convert Blue Sky to Blue Cash Everyday or Blue Cash Preferred but the points are non-transferable. I already asked them about that.
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Postby ivotedale » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:06 am

daniel2304 wrote:The rate of reward on Blue sky is actually pretty good, about 1.33 (because for 7,500 points you get $100). My experience is that I'll wait to apply it after the trip. You can also convert Blue Sky to Blue Cash Everyday or Blue Cash Preferred but the points are non-transferable. I already asked them about that.


Yeah I enjoy the 1.33% effective rewards rate. I would've waited until after, but we booked it over a couple months prior to this point (cutoff for redemption is 60 days).

Didn't know the points were non-transferable; that sucks. Otherwise, I may stick with the Blue Sky still. Thanks guys.
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